The All American Archery Competition Team
The All American Archery Competition Team is for archers who are dedicated to further advancement.
Participation is by invitation or application, only.
If, after reviewing the information below, the archer and their parents are interested in pursuing enrollment on the Competition Team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and consideration of acceptance into the program. Please note that a high level of commitment is necessary both on the part of the archer AND on the part of the archer’s parents in order to participate on the team. After the application is submitted, the archer and their parents will meet with Coach Tom to discuss the possibility of participation on the team.
The Competition Team meets on Saturday afternoons as a team and several other times individually during the week. There are two competition groups managed by Coach Tom. The younger group is designated the “white” group and consists of Bowmen and Cubs. The older group is designated the “red” group and consists of Cadets and Juniors.
Competitive archers are required to:
Have their own equipment, tournament quality.
Be current members of USA Archery and BHU.
Shoot at least three days a week (including the Saturday class.) Practice sessions should be 90-120 minutes.
Shoot for a 30 or 36-arrow score each week and the scores will be recorded to track progress.
Submit video of their shot cycle as requested by coaching staff.
Commit to shooting at least two outdoor (USA/NFAA) and one indoor tournament in their first year.
Competition opportunities include:
CA State Indoor Championships – Tulare, CA, January
Cotton Boll Outdoor Tournament – Tulare, CA, May
CA State Outdoor Championships – Long Beach, CA, June
Pacific Coast Cup Championships – Sacramento, CA, September
(Additional tournaments are in February, July, August, and October)
Archers should have achieved a level of Black or Blue JOAD Achievement pins at a distance of 40 m or 50 m—check with Coach Luis for opportunities. (Note: attainment of JOAD pins does not, in itself, qualify an archer for participation in the competition program.)
We will plan to compete as a team in at least two or three outdoor and one indoor tournament each year. All team members are expected to participate in team tournaments. Participation typically includes two or three full days over the course of a single weekend, travel costs, housing costs, meals, and tournament fees. Occasionally, absence from school on a tournament Friday may be required.
Participants should expect to regularly invest in archery equipment, tournament fees, travel costs, and team uniform attire in addition to the cost of team membership with All American Archery. We may occasionally lease the indoor facility, Palomo Archery in Palo Alto, one day a week for our exclusive use. This would be an additional cost for each team member.
Competition team members must consistently demonstrate a strong desire to work at and excel in the sport of archery. Dedication and a serious approach to practice are required. This includes practicing with the team year round.